Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Pomp & Circumstance

Well, we had quite a busy week last week, before Matt's graduation on Saturday! My parents & brother came down for the whole week, Matt's cousin Heath came down on Tuesday, and Matt's parents, 2 sisters and our 2 nieces came on Thursday. We had 9 people staying in our little tiny house at once! Wow! What a weekend! Before all the chaos set in, we went down to Pensacola Beach with My parents, Daren, and Heath. We had a really good time just hanging out & playing in the ocean (aside from having to dodge all the jelly fish!) Here are a few pics for your viewing enjoyment...

Matt had to leave the beach early to go to court for a speeding ticket. The prosecutor said he could dismiss it, if the cop would agree, but apparently the cop was on a power trip. He refused to allow it to be dismissed, and insisted that Matt either go to driving school, or pay the ticket. He got the ticket because he was rushing to get some students from the law school to the airport on time, so that they could fly out to a competition. It was a legitimate reason to be in a hurry (one of the girls was 30 minutes late!), although I told him he shouldn't speed and he wouldn't get tickets. Anyway, Matt will be heading to driving school later this month!

Friday night, brought the beginning of graduation festivities. There was a reception at the law school, for the graduates & their families. We showed all the family around the school & Matt introduced them to some of the professors. Here's a pic before we left to go to the reception (I think the dress I'm wearing makes me look like June Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver, all I need is pearls & high heels!):

Saturday was graduation, and it was busy all day long! The morning started off with getting up & trying to straighten up our house for the post-graduation party. This proved to be somewhat difficult with everyone trying to get ready at the same time, but Jen, Heather, and Pam (matt's mom) did a lot to help out. Then, it was off to graduation downtown at the Performing Arts Center (which was much nicer than graduation in the Gym), and back to our house for the party! Here are a few more pics:

And a link to all the graduation pictures:
All in all, it was a great week! It was nice to have all the family here, to play with Chloe & Allie, and to be off work for a week!! Monday marked the beginning of Matt's 8 weeks of studying for the Bar Exam...more studying than he did in law school!! I finished my last class on Monday night, so I have the summer to relax & prepare for my student teaching in the fall. We still don't know for sure where Matt is going to end up after the Bar Exam, but I think he's leaning more towards Chicago right now. Who knows...we shall see! Well, I hope you are having a wonderful day! Love to all!


Ben, Kelly and Sophie said...

Oh, man... I just went to see your beach pics and was I EVER jealous. It looked awesome (and your hair is very cute, by the way)! Tell your wonderful hubby congrats on finishing! What an incredible accomplishment!

OK Chick said...

I like your white dress...way cute! Where did you get it?